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AFL-CIO CONDEMNS PERUVIAN CRACKDOWN

 AFL-CIO CONDEMNS PERUVIAN CRACKDOWN
 WASHINGTON, April 8 /PRNewswire/ -- The AFL-CIO issued the


following:
 The AFL-CIO condemns the suspension of Parliament and the Judiciary in Peru by President Fujimori and the military. Democracy and the rule of law have been dealt a severe setback in the hemisphere.
 Peru struggled through decades of harsh dictatorship to achieve democracy which has endured through the elected regimes of Presidents Fernando Belaunde Terry, Alan Garcia and Alberto Fujimori. The world has sympathized with Peru's grave economic, social and political crisis and its suffering at the hands of the ruthlessly maniacal "Shining Path" guerrilla army.
 By dismissing the judiciary and the Parliament, and by suspending constitutional guarantees, President Fujimori will soon discover that the "cure" is worse than the "illness." The recent history in neighboring Chile, Argentina and Uruguay has shown that the socio-political cost of non-democratic military rule, self-imposed to "put the country in order," is prohibitively high.
 The AFL-CIO has long warned that many of Latin America's fragile democracies are under threat because of harsh economic conditions resulting from reforms imposed upon them by the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank. Such extreme austerity measures threaten to destabilize constitutional governments. Even the heretofore stable Venezuelan democracy is imperiled, as evidenced in February's thwarted coup.
 The AFL-CIO urges prompt restoration of constitutional guarantees to the citizens of Peru, the release of all political and trade union detainees and respect for human and trade union rights. The AFL-CIO further urges the U.S. government, in concert with the Organization of American States, to impose appropriate sanctions toward this end.
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 /CONTACT: Phil Fishman of the AFL-CIO, 202-637-5339/ CO: AFL-CIO ST: District of Columbia IN: SU:


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